July 24, 2010 Regular Meeting Agenda

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Dates: 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:30am
 
UNION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
JULY 24, 2010
 
A.    Roll Call
 
B.    Flag Salute
 
C.    Open Public Meetings Act Statement
 
D.    Communications:
 
1.     Request for maternity and unpaid family leave from Jennifer Winters, English Teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, for the period September 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.
 
2.     Request for maternity from Deanna DeNoia, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period September 13, 2010 through October 10, 2010.
 
3.     Letter of resignation from Vanessa Stevenson, industrial arts teacher at Union High School, effective immediately.
 
4.     Letter of resignation from Rebecca A. Weber, social worker at Union High School, effective September 1, 2010.
 
5.     Letter of resignation from Peter Bedell, Industrial Arts teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective immediately.
 
6.     Letter dated June 24, 2010 from Thomas Wiggins, Clerk of the Works, regarding completion of pre-k classrooms project at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School.
 
 
E.     Approval of Minutes
 
 

1.     Regular Meeting – January 19, 2010
2.     Worksession – March 9, 2010
3.     Special Meeting – March 22, 2010
4.     Organization Meeting – April 27, 2010
5.     Worksession – May 11, 2010
6.     Regular Meeting – May 18, 2010
7.     Executive Session – May 11, 2010
8.     Executive Session – May 18, 2010
9.     Executive Session – June 8, 2010

 

F.     Superintendent’s Report
  
G.     Comments from the Public on Resolutions on the Agenda
 
H.      Education/Student Discipline Committee
 
E-1.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve students who will be attending Union County Vocational/Technical School for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
E-2.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve renewal of the district’s membership with New Jersey State Interstate Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for the 2010-2011  school year at the annual membership dues of $2,150 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (There is no increase in the annual membership dues from 2009-2010 school year.)
 
E-3.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve 2010-2011 Out-of-District Atypical Student Placement and tuitions in accordance with the information appended to the nonpublic portion of these minutes.
 
E-4.    The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Parent/Pupil Transportation Contract to transport B.G. to and from The Lakeview School in Edison, New Jersey from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at a rate of $70 per day not to exceed $12,600, in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member. (There is no increase in the daily rate from the 2009-2010 school year.)
 
E-5.    The committee recommends and I so move that approval be given to amend the list of students removed from the rolls [twenty-eight (28) students exited from June 1st through June 30th 2010 for a total of seventy-eight (78) students for the 2009-2010 school year] who are not domiciled in this school district in accordance with the information appended .
 
 
I.       Fiscal and Planning Committee
 
F-1.    The Committee recommends and I so move that the Treasurer’s Report dated June 30, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-2.    The Committee recommends and I so move that the Secretary’s Report dated June 30, 2010 be accepted.
 
F-3.    Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(d), I certify that as of June 30, 2010 no budgetary line item account has obligations and payments (contractual orders) which in total exceed the amount appropriated by the district board of education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:22-8 and 18:22-8.1.
 
          ___________________________      __________________
               James J. Damato                             Dated
 
          Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(e), we certify that as of June 30, 2010  after review of the secretary’s monthly financial report (appropriate section) and upon consultation with the appropriate district officials that to the best of our knowledge no major account or fund has been over-expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6:20-2.13(b) and that sufficient funds are available to meet the district’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. This certification is solely based on the information provided by the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary and is assumed by the board to be correct.
 
F-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following contracts and/or purchase orders pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5 and 18A:18A-10(a) and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board renew the following petty cash fund for the 2010-2011 school year:
                                         
 

Fund        Amt      Expend      Res.Ind.        Report Period        Voucher Form       End of Fiscal Year      

Sec'y       $500     $500          J. Damato     Annual                  Board                   Unused sum returned to Gen. Fund

 

F-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Board Secretary be authorized to advertise for bids for various school needs for the 2010-2011 school year.
 
F-7.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve line item transfers in accordance with the copy in the hands of each board member.
  
F-8.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board pre-approve districtwide student field trip destinations and purposes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.8 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-9.    The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve districtwide travel and related expenses pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:11-12, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-7 and Board Policy File Code 6471 and in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the following entitlement amounts from the State of New Jersey for the 2010-2011 school year: (a) Nonpublic School Nursing Aid - $37,986 and (b) Nonpublic School Textbook Aid - $32,058 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
F-11. The committee recommends and I so move that the Board approve the submission of grant application for the 2010 Safety Grant Program through the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group’s ERIC NORTH Sub fund for the purposes described in the application in the amount of $49,474, for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
J.       Operations Committee
 
O-1.   Report of bids received on July 13, 2010 for Paper Supplies for the 2010-2011 school year
 
O-2. The committee recommends and I so move that that board approve discard of textbooks in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-3.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve Rental Fee Schedule for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
O-4.   The committee recommends and I so move that the Portuguese School will be charged an annual rental fee of $9,500 for the use of Burnet Middle School for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years.
 
O-5.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for paper supplies for the 2010-2011 school year to RIS paper Company, Inc., 1531 Boettler Road, Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685 in the total bid amount of $108,784.98.

O-6.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award the following bids for the 2010-2011 school year:

 
                   Vocational Education Supplies – Bid #11-22
                   Bayway Lumber & Industrial Supply       $        4,069.44
                   Tulnoy Lumber                                                      2,937.62
                   TOTAL                                                           $       7,007.06
 
                   Family & Consumer Sciences Supplies – Bid #11-19
                   S.A.N.E.                                              $       2,610.00
 
                   Technical Occupations Supplies – Bid # 11-20
                   Blick Art Materials                                $    1,019.62
                   Brodhead-Garrett                                       2,764.87
                   Kelvin Electronics                                      1,957.45
                   Paxton-Patterson                                        3,965.60
                   Pitsco                                                            1,234.68
                   Modern School Supplies                              641.55
                   TOTAL                                                 $     11,583.77
 
                   Electrical Bid Supplies – Bid #11-18
                   Jewel Electric                                        $ 15,015.48
                   Graybar                                                            490.48
                   Hilti                                                                    678.30
                   Cooper Electric                                           6,117.52          
                   TOTAL                                                  $    22,301.70
 
                   HVAC Supplies – Bid #11-14
                   Associated Control                               $      133.65
                   CF Connolly                                                4,433.32
                   Johnstone                                                 26,513.85
                   Bill Leary                                                         499.19
                   TOTAL                                                   $  31,580.01
 
 
O-7.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board approve proposal for local and long distance telephone services to Broadview Networks, Inc., 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite 501, Rye Brook, NY 10573 at a rate of $5,732.09 per month for a term of thirty-six (36) months in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
O-8.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board award bid for science supplies (bid # 11-01) for the 2010-2011 school year as follows:
 
                   Carolina Biological                                $     2,200.14
                   Sargent-Welch                                               3,155.44
                   Science Kit & Boreal                                     3,315.93
                   Ward’s                                                                975.47
                   Frey Scientific                                                    220.19
                   Fischer Science Ed.                                     1,397.50
                   Eric Armin, Inc.                                            16,723.10
                   TOTAL                                                $        27,987.77
 
O-9.   The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend bid for Janitorial Supplies for the 2010-2011 school year (bid #11-10) which was awarded on June 30, 2010 (resolution O-9 see attached) as follows:
 
                             AM Paper                                  $       1,663.20
                             All American Paper                      10,335.00
                             Am-Sam                                             5,291.27
                             Central Poly                                           665.90
                             Gartland                                                 652.50
                             Pyramid Paper                                 12,766.08
                             Scoles                                             227,516.43
                             TOTAL                                     $     258,890.38
 
 
O-10. The committee recommends and I so move that the board amend bid for Boiler/Burner annual cleaning and Related Service and Repair bid (bid #11-12) for the 2010-2011 school year which was awarded to Professional Climate Control, 382 Valley Street, South Orange, New Jersey on June 30, 2010 as follows: Part I- $28,900; Part II – 20,100;  Part III – not to exceed $100,500 and Part IV - $125,700 for a total bid amount not to exceed $275,200 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 

K.       Personnel Committee
 
P-1.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve personnel action in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-2.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve hourly rates for the 2010-2011 year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-3.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve curriculum writing teams for the 2010-2011 school year at a rate of $20 per hour not to exceed 15 hours or $300 per person.
 
P-4.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept letters of resignation from the following staff: (a) Vanessa Stevenson, industrial arts teacher at Union High School, effective immediately; (b) Rebecca A. Weber, Social Worker at Union High School, effective September 1, 2010; (c) Peter Bedell, industrial arts teacher at Burnet Middle School, effective immediately.
 
P-5.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve St. Barnabas Pediatric Specialty Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey to provide psychiatric evaluations at a rate of $550 per evaluation not to exceed $4000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-6.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Dr. Elliot Grossman, Pediatric Neurologist, 2780 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey to provide neurological evaluations at a rate of $300 per evaluation not to exceed $1200 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-7.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center Speech and Hearing, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey to provide Central Auditory Processing evaluations at a rate of $700 per evaluation and Audiological Evaluations at a rate of $500 per evaluation, not to exceed $2500 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-8.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Dr. Isabel DeTrizio Carotenuto, 24 Heritage Drive, East Hanover, New Jersey to provide Neuro-developmental evaluations at a rate of $375 per evaluation, not to exceed $8000 for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-9.    The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve Brian Kaufman to coordinate ABA home programming at a rate of $100 per hour not to exceed ten (10) hours per month or $10,000 for the 2010-2011 school year, beginning September 1, 2010.


P-10. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve staff to provide Professional Development to district staff during the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
P-11. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the increase of P.O. # 10-00354 to Morris Union Jointure Commission, 340 Central Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey in the amount of $14,450 from $370,000 to $384,450 due to increase of student’s related services as determined by his IEP in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-12. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve the increase of P.O. #10-01691 to Brad Kubis, 73 Tuella Avenue, Elmwood Park, New Jersey in the amount of $2000 from $10,000 to $12,000 due to increase of student’s related ABA services as determined by his IEP in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-13. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to provide counseling and consultation services for behavioral disabilities for the 2010-2011 school year from Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, 655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey at a fee not to exceed $68,750 for the 2010-2011 school year (Dr. Goddard plus 12 hour per week with clinician) in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-14. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to provide professional services in the area of student support/guidance for the 2010-2011 school year from Wellness Management Services of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, 655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey at a rate of $95,500 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.


P-15. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal from New Jersey Teacher to Teacher, LLC, 223 Route 18, East Brunswick, New Jersey for Staff Training in the Area of Inclusive Classroom Instruction – Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year at a fee not to exceed $175,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

 
P-16. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to improve student performance through technology – grades 6-12 for the 2010-2011 school year from Rutgers, The State University Center for Effective School Practices, 80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410, Somerset, New Jersey at a rate of $1500 for full day; $1200 for half day [estimated number of days is twenty-five (25) and a maximum number of fifty (50) days] in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
P-17. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to implement formative assessments for grades K-12 for the 2010-2011 school year from IDE Corp., 545 Island Road, Suite 3-A, Ramsey, New Jersey at a rate of $1,640 for full day workshop; $1,590 for full day coaching [estimated number of days is twenty-five (25) and a maximum number of fifty (50) days] in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
  
P-18. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to improve student performance through cross grade level lessons for grades K-12 for the 2010-2011 school year from Dr. Mario C. Barbiere, Educational Consultant, 519 Lenox Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey at a rate of $700 per half day workshop [estimated number of days is twenty-five (25) and a maximum number of fifty (50) days] not to exceed $7,500 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

P-19. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to improve student performance through learning strategies grades K-12 for the 2010-2011 school year from Dr. Mario C. Barbiere, Educational Consultant, 519 Lenox Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey at a rate of $700 per half day workshop [estimated number of days is twenty-five (25) and a maximum number of fifty (50) days] not to exceed $15,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

P-20. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal to improve student performance through inclusive classroom instruction grades K-12 for the 2010-2011 school year from Teacher to Teacher, LLC, 223 Route 18, Suite 201, East Brunswick, New Jersey at a rate of $1200 for full day workshop; $700 for half day workshop and $1000 per day for coaching not to exceed $15,000 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.
 
P-21. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity and unpaid family leaves for Jennifer Winters, English teacher at Kawameeh Middle School for the period September 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.
 
P-22. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve maternity leave for Deanna DeNoia, teacher at Connecticut Farms School, for the period September 13, 2010 through October 10, 2010.
 
P-23. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board reappoint the following residency investigators for Summer 2010 at a rate of $20 per hour plus mileage: (a) Maria Schmitberg – not to exceed 50 hours per month or $1,000; (b) Anthony Martino – not to exceed 25 hours per month or $500 and (c) Thomas Sheridan – not to exceed 25 hours per month or $500. The Superintendent is authorized to increase hours as the need arises.
 
P-24. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board approve payment to following staff: (a) Angela Kahn to provide ABA for district students on an “as needed” basis pursuant to students’ IEPs for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at a rate of $50 per hour; (b) Nicole McGuire to provide home instruction for a district student pursuant to attorney agreement for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at a rate of $35 per hour; and (c) Erica Santiago, Lys Herna-Victor and Alyssa Shanley to attend meetings for district students on an “as needed” basis pursuant to students’ IEPs for the period August 1 through August 31, 2010 at a rate of $35 per hour.
 
P-25. The Superintendent recommends, the committee concurs and I so move that the board accept proposal for architectural services in connection with Union High School Auxiliary Gym Lighting project (Proposal No. P2010041) from Potter Architects, 410 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 in an amount not to exceed $4,800 in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member.

                                                                                                      

  
L.     Approval of Bills
 
The committee recommends and I so move that the board concur with the bills listed in the permanent bound register in accordance with the information in the hands of each board member and be ordered for payment.
 
M.     Unfinished Business
 
N.     New Business
 
O.      Comments from the Public
  
P.       Adjournment                                       ____________ p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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